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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2013 August;26(4):307-8
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program in the elderly: is it feasible?
Amato B. 1, Donisi M. 1, Rispoli C. 2, Rocco N. 1, Iannone L. 1, Testa S. 1, Compagna R. 1, Vigliotti G. 1, Salvati V. 1, Gentile M. 1, Sivero L. 1
1 Department of General, Geriatric, Oncologic Surgery and Advanced Technologies University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy;
2 Department of General and Emergency Surgery ASL Napoli1 Centro, Naples, Italy
The multimodal perioperative rehabilitation protocol (ERAS) can easily and safely be adopted for elderly patients in diverse clinical settings. Multimodal care can be applied to most of the very old patients but with less compliance than in young patients.